Peachy Pistachio Chicken

4 servings.

4 Chicken half-breasts, boned and skinned
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3/4 cup Coarsely chopped, natural American pistachios, divided
1/4 pound Prosciutto or coppa, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon Tarragon
1 Egg, beaten
6 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1/4 cup Dry white wine
3 Fresh California peaches, cut into wedges


Pound chicken half-breasts between sheets of wax paper until flattened. Spread mustard on top side of chicken; top with prosciutto and 2 tablespoons pistachios on each. Roll up chicken and secure with toothpicks. Mix flour with tarragon and remaining 1/4 cup pistachios. Dip chicken in egg, then flour mixture, coating thoroughly. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan, place chicken in butter and bake uncovered at 375˚ F. for 20 minutes. Brush pan drippings over chicken to glaze. Add peach slices around chicken, dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and pour wine over. Bake 15 minutes longer or until done. Serve chicken and peaches with pan juices.

Top Rated Recipes

fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!